About Healthy Bones Coalition

We believe all Greater Tampa Bay Area residents should receive personalized, culturally-appropriate and actionable information on bone health and fracture prevention.


Tampa Bay has the highest rate of fracture of any metropolitan area of equal size in the United States. Healthy Bones Coalition endeavors to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures in our community through collaborative, non-partisan grassroots efforts and evidence-based programs that promote bone health to avert osteoporosis and fractures.


Healthy Bones Coalition imagines a time when local residents understand that strong bones are important for an active and independent life and that bone health can be attained through proper nutrition, good body mechanics, safe exercise and clinical treatments, if necessary.


Collaborative, inclusive, diverse, mutual respect, willingness to work with science-based (peer-reviewed, published) research, sustainable, open-mindedness, action-oriented and communicative.

We Believe

All Greater Tampa Bay Area residents should receive personalized, culturally-appropriate and actionable information on bone health and fracture prevention through diagnostic screening and testing, community talks and one-on-one meetings with medical professionals or health care educators.

Everyone should have access to educational tools and peer-reviewed, science-based programs that promote healthy bones and lessen the chance of fractures and osteoporosis.

Collaborative efforts among health care agencies, local and state government entities, civic organizations and area nonprofits have the power to improve bone health as a quality of life measure for all Greater Tampa Bay Area residents.


Kathleen works closely with the Healthy Bones Coalition, advising the Steering Committee on governance and making the Coalition self-sustaining.  

As Executive Director at American Bone Health, Kathleen collaborates with researchers and scientists to  provide relevant and accessible resources to the public regarding osteoporosis-related fracture prevention. Her 40-plus years as an executive has enabled her to lead agencies and coalitions which address bone health issues, including a national awareness campaign for older women and the Athletic and Performance Energy Deficit Initiative for young athletes. 

Kathleen holds a BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and graduated with honors from the Executive MBA Program at the University of San Francisco.

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